MR Pediatric Total Spine 0dys-2wks WO Protocol

Revised 7/13/2018

Use an appropriate FOV for the patient's size for the best quality.

Charge as Total Spine WO.

 

0 Days to 2 Weeks

Spine Coil
Localizer Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Below Coccyx.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Below Coccyx.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm None 30cm OPTIONAL: Run if indication = trauma Cover Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull BAse to Below Coccyx.
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0mm None 18cm Skull Base to Below Coccyx.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0mm None 18cm Skull Base to Below Coccyx.
When the added sequence “Quick STIR Trauma” is ordered:
 1. Run the following QUICK SAG STIR in addition to the routine SAG STIR
 2. Make two screen captures: 
                        A) showing scan time for Routine STIR sequence 
                        B) showing scan time for Quick STIR sequence
3. Send Sequence and all screen captures to PACS
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm STIR 30cm SENSE FACTOR = 2. Include Facet Joints
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0mm STIR 30cm iPAT = 3. Include Facet Joints
Get images checked before letting the patient go.
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